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  • IT OCCURRED TO ME in the banter regarding Trump that we [ michael- you , me] might have different frame of references as to what contitutes a blow hard arrogant s-o-b. For example-
    the neanderthal Cuomo who told me @ 9 months ago that i was not fit to be a new yorker- pls consider
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has imposed substantial portions of the Bathroom Bill upon the State of New York by fiat.

    On January 20, the New York State Division of Human Rights adopted a new regulation-known as 9 NYCRR 466.13 – relating to “gender identity discrimination.” As Albany Update has previously reported, this regulation was proposed in November 2015. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, along with hundreds of like-minded New Yorkers, submitted comments in opposition to this wrong-headed proposal. Not surprisingly, the Division of Human Rights (DHR) paid very little attention to those comments; the DHR made only minor changes to the regulation before adopting it.

    The new regulation states that existing laws banning sex discrimination and disability discrimination also prohibit discrimination based upon gender identity. This means that New York’s shopping malls, stores, universities, restaurants, and recreational facilities-along with many other public places-are now required to accommodate crossdressing and so-called gender transitions. New York’s employers are also required to accommodate employees who wish to dress and identify as members of the opposite sex. A failure to accommodate “transgendered” behavior will be grounds for a lawsuit.

    Everything about the Governor’s new regulation is wrong. The substance of the regulation is wrong, as the Governor’s action places onerous new burdens upon New York businesses and compromises the privacy and safety of women and girls by allowing men who identify as “transgender” to enter women-only space. The process used to adopt the regulation is wrong because the DHR has, in essence, rewritten the law. Gov. Cuomo may be frustrated that the Bathroom Bill was blocked in the State Senate for the past eight years; however, his frustration does not give him license to bypass the Legislature. As every student with a rudimentary understanding of government knows, it is the executive’s job to enforce the law; making law is a legislative function. The DHR has feebly attempted to justify its “end run” by claiming that the regulation only codifies existing practice; if that is, in fact, the case, the DHR has been adjudicating complaints of “gender identity discrimination” without legal authorization.

    The Governor and his allies will no doubt laud this new regulation as an effort to protect vulnerable New Yorkers. In reality, this regulation makes New Yorkers more vulnerable. Parents, when men who identify as women claim a legal right to use ladies’ changing areas at public pools, and when those men undress in front of your daughters, you can thank the Governor. Employers, when an employee demands that you address him by a feminine name and allow him to crossdress in the workplace, and when your attorney informs you that you could be found liable for discrimination if you do not comply, you can thank the Governor.

Worse Than Murder Inc. and Choice

Tuesday, September 29, AD 2015


Sarah Owens at The Federalist details her experience at Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder Inc. five years ago:


Two years into college, I found myself late—yes, that kind of late. Now, I knew it was probably nothing, but I wasn’t sure, and I wanted to be. Like a lot of college students, I drank on weekends and if I were pregnant I didn’t want to harm the child. Again, due to embarrassment, I didn’t go to the doctor I knew. I was afraid, even at 20 years old, that a pregnancy test would somehow show up on a bill that went to my parents. If I wasn’t pregnant I didn’t want the test to ever come to light. So, again I trekked to Planned Parenthood, this one located right off campus.

I left the office and cried. Maybe it was relief, but I mostly felt hurt and manipulated. What if I had been pregnant—would she have been able to sway me? How many others have passed through those doors and were swayed to terminate, who felt the strain—financial, physical, or mental—that parenting might cause so decided it would be easier to just “fix the problem”?

Go here to read the rest.  Sarah’s story helps underline the lie behind the pro-abort claim to be “pro-choice”.  First, you cannot be “pro-choice” without being a pro-abort.  (I would never own a slave, but I would never impose my morality on slave-holders.  I would never gas a Jew but who am I to judge the Nazis?  I would never kill my toddler, but that child murderer probably had her reasons.)  A choice between two alternatives is only morally acceptable if both of the choices are at least morally neutral.  Slaying an unborn child never is.

Second, pro-aborts fight tooth and nail against any effort to provide information to a pregnant woman that may persuade her against abortion.  They are “pro-choice” only if the right choice is made:  abortion.

Third, the “pro-choice” mantra is especially risible coming from Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc.:  their blood money empire is based on dead fetuses.  They make no money from a woman not having an abortion.

Abby Johnson, pro-life crusader who was the director of a Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder Inc. clinic, recalls how abortion was pushed:

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34 Responses to Worse Than Murder Inc. and Choice

  • Satanic forces from the conception of PP,( WTM Inc.), and continuing forward until the beast is finally crushed under the heel of the Immaculata. This is the face of Satan. His depot for the ride to damnation. Poor souls who do not repent and souls propagating the business are happy to be passengers on his train.

    From fox news, today; study indicates Videos not doctored.

    Let us help crush the head of the serpent, Worse than Murder Inc., with our daily Rosaries.

    On Oct. 10th, Saturday, ANF is holding another public square Rosary Rally. The projected number of cities this year is 14,000. We’re getting there. Please spend an hour in prayer with your fellow Catholics to ask Heaven to assist us putting an end to this Satanic organization PP.

    Thank you for your consideration’s.

  • Nazis who had done before and during WW II what Planned Parenthood does today with impunity before the whole world were tried in a Court of Law for crimes against humanity, convicted, and then hung by their necks till they were dead. I would rather that they repent. But Democrats (and these are all Democrats) typically (and sadly) do not repent. Further, while they will escape the capital punishment visited on their Nazi forebearers, they will not escape God’s mercy for the unborn. He hears their cries and He is NOT a disinterested spectator in the events of human affairs. May God help us when He shows forth His mercy. It ain’t a’gonna be pretty.

  • PS, would Pope Francis still oppose the death penalty if he were shown one of those videos of a medical specialist at Planned Parenthood vivisecting a live baby for his organs?

  • A horrifying aspect is that every time I was pregnant, it was really easy to get me worked up with fear from lack of support– even with a great husband, and the long distance support of family, I didn’t have anybody physically there a lot of the time and that’s the level it hits you on. Panic attacks are already an issue, especially among women– I think it’s because of the major lack of visceral support and connection.

    The kind of bullying the transcript describes would be very, very effective on a woman who is already scared, and has the surge of pregnancy related hormones in her system.

  • “The kind of bullying the transcript describes would be very, very effective on a woman who is already scared, and has the surge of pregnancy related hormones in her system.”

    A woman I know was in just that situation Foxfier, 19 years old, abandoned by everyone, and completely terrified, and came very close to aborting her now beloved daughter, the light of her life. Then she heard a baby crying and stormed out of the clinic. To this day she doesn’t know if there was a baby elsewhere in the abortion clinic, she imagined it or it was a cry of a Holy Innocent beyond this Vale of Tears.

  • Cecile Richards swore in testimony that she is; “unaware of any baby being born alive following a botched abortion.”

    See what happens when you make seven figures annually running the Country’s largest abortion facility. You loose sight. You loose the ability to hear. You loose your senses.

    This is the height of ungodliness. The depths of filthiness. This Cecile Richards is bought and paid for. The ownership of one Lucifer who holds her soul in his bloody hand.

    If you knew that your presence at one of these death camps could save the life of a baby, wouldn’t you find the time to show up…even if it was just an hour of your time?

    Two events are happening on Oct. 10th.
    Another prayer Rally in front of as many PP’s around the country as possible and the National Rosary campaign as mentioned above. Please consider attending one of these events. We must not let Cecile Richards rest until she grows a conscious…and tell’s the truth. The baby you save will forever be a constant advocate for you and your loved one’s. Can I prove this? Nope. I am absolutely certain of it, as I am certain that God Loves Us. The baby will never know you on Earth, yet her Angel will be speaking favourably on your behalf to Our Lord and King of Mercy.

  • This is the group that the Republican controlled Congress can’t be bothered to defund because it’s too hard.

  • What a disgrace… the Congress!

  • Almost all Republicans have voted to defund Planned Parenthood and almost all Democrats have voted to continue to fund it. Obama has vowed to veto any spending bill that does not fund Planned Parenthood. How are the Republicans supposed to defund it under those circumstances? Refuse to pass any funding bill and go home? Been there, done that.

  • From Grassfire, division of Grassroots Action Inc., the Senate has voted 77-19 to advance the spending bill. 31 Republican senators sided with dems. Disgraceful.

  • I don’t have the answer, obviously, but a united front wouldn’t hurt even in the face of a veto.

  • Meanwhile Pope Who tells America it needs to abolish the death penalty and writes letters to American states’ governors trying to stop justice for heinous, death-row convicts. These are aids and abettors to Worse than Murder, Inc.

  • Philip, Philip, you obsess too much. It is not necessary to talk about this issue of abortion so much. We have to find a new moral balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.

    –Pope Francis

  • Ginny.

    You go girl.


  • How are the Republicans supposed to defund it under those circumstances?

    I dunno. Go back to passing the 7(?) or so appropriation bills that made up the federal budget. You know, back when we had a budget instead of this perpetual phony-crisis continuing resolution nonsense. Save Health & Human services (assuming that’s where WTMInc get’s its funding) for last to diminish the threat.
    Or is that too crazy to work?

  • On the other hand, if we had some public faces that didn’t reflexively cringe every time a media wag gave them the Very Serious Look of Profound Concern while wanting to know why little Timmy’s trip to Washington was ruined because the Lincoln Memorial was closed, well then, it wouldn’t be that hard to turn it around and say that the Lincoln Memorial was closed because the Democrat President and his Democrat colleagues care more about funnelling your hard-earned tax dollars to a group that chops up babies for parts and that’s wrong. Because it’s wrong to sell baby parts.
    Really, I don’t see why Republicans are afraid to make this fight. Unless, that is, they don’t really believe what they say they believe.
    (N.B. Boehner in my opinon is the false prophet, given the complete and utter failure to move on anything the G.O.P ran on in 2010 & 2014 –other than we think we should be in charge instead of them, of course. But that’s subtext.)

  • “Or is that too crazy to work?”

    How would that defund Planned Parenthood? There is no gimmick here unless you explain how Obama’s veto is to be overridden.

  • “I don’t have the answer, obviously, but a united front wouldn’t hurt even in the face of a veto.”

    I don’t disagree with that, but there has to be a plan better than shut down the government which has been tried and failed as a strategy. One might be to propose legislation banning federal funds for any group trafficking in human body parts. That focuses on the issue at hand and forces the Democrats to play defense on a subject that makes ever portions of their voters upset.

  • “On the other hand, if we had some public faces that didn’t reflexively cringe every time a media wag gave them the Very Serious Look of Profound Concern while wanting to know why little Timmy’s trip to Washington was ruined because the Lincoln Memorial was closed, well then, it wouldn’t be that hard to turn it around and say that the Lincoln Memorial was closed because the Democrat President and his Democrat colleagues care more about funnelling your hard-earned tax dollars to a group that chops up babies for parts and that’s wrong. Because it’s wrong to sell baby parts.”

    Yep, all those government checks will not be coming out because the Republicans, in their ceaseless war on women, hate contraception and Planned Parenthood. That is the way almost all Americans would hear about it from the media.

  • The government checks don’t stop coming, so that’s a media-crat lie. You fight lies with the truth. But you have to be willing to make the fight in order to win it. Right now, we simply forfeit. Because it’s too hard to point out Obama would be the one shutting down the government by his veto, and the Democrats would be the ones keeping it shut by sustaining that veto.

    And all because keeping our tax dolloars going to an organization that sells baby parts is more important to them than government checks.

  • The decrease in the abortions being preformed is due to what? RU-486 or the constant Pro-Life visibility at death camps including news related to abortion?

    Is it going to be a win for pro life by the decision of women to never choose abortion as an option? Will the tide turn, or has it turned already?

    The lawless own the language today. War on women! What might have to happen is the number of pro life witnesses multiplying to the point that the option of abortion becomes, as it already should be, a non-choice. Public opinion becomes a tsunami that shuts down the Murder option. Wishful thinking?

    What else is there?

  • “Because it’s too hard to point out Obama would be the one shutting down the government by his veto, and the Democrats would be the ones keeping it shut by sustaining that veto.”

    Such points were made in the last government shutdown and it didn’t work. Repeating failed strategies is a sure recipe for defeat. A much better strategy is to launch investigative hearings in regard to Planned Parenthood, something some of the smarter Republicans are beginning to do in the House:

    With the power of subpoena much can be uncovered, especially if this is tied in with ongoing civil suits against Planned Parenthood for violation of federal laws regarding body part trafficking and the use of federal funds for abortion related services.

    “By wise counsel do you win your wars” is one of the most sadly neglected passages in the Bible for most Christians.

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  • Government shutdowns have proven not to be quite the political disasters that people feared, and as such are no big deal (plus they lighten traffic a bit in my neck of the woods). On the other hand, they don’t ever seem to accomplish anything.

  • This whole-cloth lie that Federal money is not being used to fund PP abortions reminds me of my Great Aunt Evelyn’s (RIP) reaction to news that the notorious Willy Sutton had robbed her bank branch, “I hope he didn’t get my money.”
    Once money is placed in an organization, it is comingled and used in the whole supply of money. So, if PP commits abortions, federal funds are used to the commit abortions. Of course, the lawyers’ solution would be to establish/incorporate a PP non-profit affiliate, independent of the abortion PP, that only does women’s health stuff and place the Federal $$ therein.
    Another line of questioning should be exorbitant salaries paid, again from Federal monies, much of which is revolved into the democrat party coffers.

  • A much better strategy is to launch investigative hearings in regard to Planned Parenthood,

    I’m sorry. Could you repeat what you were saying about failed strategies. I got distracted by this hysterical disembodied laughter. I was trying to figure out if it was Eric Holder or the ghost of Christopher Stevens I was hearing.

    It wasn’t a cackle, so I know it wasn’t Hillary Clinton.

  • A recent poll indicates that 46% approve of WTM Inc. Aka PP. I’ll bet most of these people voted twice for Obama, who is presiding over the dissolution of this once great country. When the people become dissolute (late 14c., “loose, negligent, morally or religiously lax,” from Latin dissolutus “loose, disconnected,”), the dissolution of the nation is inevitable.

  • Instapundit has a post stating that federally-funded PP funded progressive protesters that threw condoms at GOP Prez hopeful Carly Fiorina.

    In other news, GOP senate eunuchs refuse to rear up on their hind legs and defund.
    The supply of ammunition is woefully inadequate.

  • dear kindred spirits in this blog -i’m still free falling from the pseudo- pastoral visit from the Pontifex Maximus!-
    FOXFIRE- you’re touching on something that may be at the core of the answer to this abortion issue – how do we pro-lifers add to the Corporal works a clause to help all mothers who have children under 24 months + + special needs – on a regular and irregular basis. When i was raising my young family of 5 including twins [74-82], and it is worse now!! it seemed all of society was against us- affordable homes only had 4 bedrooms, you could NOT buy a reasonable vehicle to carry 7 which became 9 in our case – every time we went out, my wife or i were asked : Are they all yours”?? Dr’s office nurses were relentless in their pushing of contraception and a condescending attitude of protege’s of Margaret Sanger – the evil looks i would get in super markets as I pushed a cart of kids with some groceries and wife pushed groceries with some kids…. aisle after aisle- check out was always are they all yours – my youngest when we’d go shopping the well meaning clerk would say ‘ – oh ! out with grand pa today huh?? and my daughter would correct them , forcibly, he’s not my grandpa , HE IS MY DAD!!!
    How do we blunt this societal attack on babies/ families causing the innate fear Foxfire is describing and provide total assurance and confidence to mothers and fathers of all christian faiths that there is a viable, dependable support group easily accessible for you and all your families. Could be a great job for ‘younger’ nursing home prisoners. and assisted living folks who may be looking for something more meaningful than caring for a pet. Even if it is just organized respite care for sleep deprived parents of the colic baby? or a regular ear to sit and listen over coffee when bringing a hot meal?? and being experienced parents, we could instruct the ignorant in child rearing and fear of the Lord. did we know this support once upon a time as a parish? Is this a potential for an apostolate? I’ve grown weary of waiting for Mother Church to get really aggressive on this while babies DIE and the March for Life is little more than a once a year ‘make believe we’re doing’ something self grandizing photo op for ineffective and clueless American Hierarchy.- thoughts….? shoot or salute- i may try and run with this locally and see how we do…..

  • @paul coffey.

    1 for salute.

    When Good Council Homes started up in 1985, they had to rely on prayer and financial support. That combination worked!
    Now with Fr. Benedict Groeschel to assist you from above, I would recommend you give Chris Bell a jingle, to see if he has some good advice to pass along. Chris and Father Benedict founded the successful Good Council Homes in N.J..

    Personally I think the idea is win / win for the stressed out families as well as the forgotten seniors in Assisted Living environments.

    With prayers…go out into the deep for a catch.

  • Paul Coffey – it can’t just be moms with kids– that’s damage control…or maybe an injury metaphor is better— it’s a hospital. The crisis pregnancy is the ER. What about the walking wounded?
    We need to try to figure out how to prevent the damage– keep folks at college from feeling so alone that they’ll share their bodies with total strangers, boy or girlfriends they don’t even especially like, because it’s better than being alone.
    I don’t know how to do this on a grand scale. I can do individual stuff.

  • Philip – Foxfire ; thanks!- I’m looking at the web site for Chris Bell’s Good Counsel homes in nj. and will take that idea forward to our parish pro life team which is pushing joining 40 days for life- I am still stuck on the ‘fear’ word Fox fire used in her earlier note- i know the feeling: when my wife came home after the OBGYN becoming pregnant 2+ years post our twin daughters birth – the dr. was convinced we were going to have twins again – turned out to be just a big bouncy 9lb 6 oz boy named jason paul …. and the dr did the same again 2+ yrs after Jason when 9 lb 8oz damien made his firs appearance…… I could have had my own Bell’s brigade!! i recall the fear and momentary despair whiizziing around my chair looking for a spine when getting the news from my tearfull wife ; thinking there is no one to ask for help with the upcoming workload and the day to day / sleepless nights child tending. i’m going to stop here cause i see good Counsel of N.J. as a ‘ home’ for unwed pregnant girls – VS. helping that group of married women who seek abortion for an ‘ unwanted = i’m scared and overworked and financially strapped” and my husband doesn’t want another child’ pregnancy. there is more than enough need out there- it all gets back to family as i think Firefox implies in her 2nd comment – it is the environment we create everywhere we touch ; take pride in your self, be clear that children are welcome and parenting is a tough job to do well and requires your total selfless giving all the time but i also see that flies in the face of the pagan culture i live in and i do not even have the support of the vicar of Christ. – but as someone on his blog pointed out, my faith is in the Christ ,, not the man in the chair. suggestions are always welcome and needed. pc

  • paul coffey.

    I realize that the home for unwed mothers isn’t the model you were looking for, but my aim was speaking with Chris for ideas that might construct a model of your own design.

    Reading Foxfier’s clear explanation of needs leads me to think of community service groups that are like minded in faith and faced with similar demands while not caving into the lure of false love. A christian community of women who meet regularly to share in tasks while giving others respite.

  • Well….we might steal a page from what some churches do near military training bases– Pensacola was really good about that. Provide transport from colleges to things like a regular “hang out in the parish hall,” specifically for folks who are lonely.
    Set up “bring the kids to play” groups– a lady in a near by parish set up a home school PE class, hired an outside teacher and the moms can put the kids old enough for PE in the class, then go sit in the play room and let the little kids play while they get a bit of a break.
    My husband has gotten a lot of good from the local Knights of Columbus running the RE classes, and he actually joined. (Youngest guy in our area by at LEAST 20 years, although he’s talking to some of the guys he got to know in the “Catholicism refresher” classes.)
    I tried to volunteer with our parish, but it’s all set up with the assumption that you will not have kids around. I’d love to help at the food bank– I can carry more than even the older gentlemen that help. But it’s…ah… not young family friendly, we’ll say.

Blood Money

Monday, February 17, AD 2014


Ed Morrissey at Hot Air gives us the report of Marianne Anderson who worked at a Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. clinic in Indianapolis, and who left under the inspiration of former Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc., clinic director Abby Johnson who is now a pro-life crusader.  Unsurprisingly she quickly learned that all the killing was to make a buck.



Q. What was it like working there?

A. “It was a money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work.

“We would get yelled at if we didn’t answer the phone by the third ring. They would tell us we’d be fired [if we didn’t] because they needed the money.

“They would remind us in our weekly staff meeting that we need to tell everyone [who called to schedule an appointment] to avoid ‘those people’ [the sidewalk counselors] because we need the money. We were to tell them, ‘Don’t make eye contact with them, and don’t stop in the driveway. If you make eye contact with them or if you stop and roll down your window, they’re going to try their darnedest to talk you out of it.’

“You have to have so many [abortions] a month to stay open. In our meetings they’d tell us, ‘If abortions are down, you could get sent home early and not get as many hours.’

“They would allow girls to have ultrasounds that were obviously way too far along [the legal limit for having an abortion in Indiana is 13 weeks and six days]. They said, ‘If they want to be seen, you just put them through, no problem,’ just taking advantage to make money.

“I was always getting in trouble for talking too long to the girls, asking if they were sure they wanted to do this.

“It was absolutely miserable going in there.” …

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17 Responses to Blood Money

  • This is the other side of “Biden Culpa”. It takes a miracle to change a person, but the soul is the realm of miracles. Don’t ever count out the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Please give proper credit. The original story is by Natalie Hoefer in The Criterion: –Natalie Hoefer

  • This stubborn and willful self deceptions because of what the person Wants to Believe.. the attraction to money is so strong. Not just avarice at the beginning, but a combination of opportunism and misguided justice. Then even after the injustice is revealed, the heart is no longer soft and pliable, but as hard as that of Cresus.

  • Pinky wrote, “Don’t ever count out the power of the Holy Spirit

    St Augustine, the Doctor of Grace, reminds us, ““Simeon believed in our Lord Jesus Christ when he was still a little child, for the Spirit revealed the truth to him. Nathanael heard but one sentence from him, “Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree I saw thee” (John 1:48); and he replied, “Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.” Long after, Peter made the same confession, and for that merit heard himself pronounced blessed, and that the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven were to be given to him. His disciples believed on him when by a miracle in Cana of Galilee water was turned into wine, which the evangelist John records as the beginning of the signs of Jesus. He stirred many to believe by his words, but many did not believe though the dead were raised. Even his disciples were terrified and shattered by his cross and death, but the thief believed at the very moment when he saw him not highly exalted but his own equal in sharing in crucifixion. One of his disciples after his resurrection believed, not so much because his body was alive again, as because of his recent wounds. Many of those who crucified him, who had despised him while he was working his miracles, believed when his disciples preached him and did similar miracles in his name. Since, then, people are brought to faith in such different ways, and the same thing spoken in one way has power to move and has no such power when spoken in another way, or may move one man and not another, who would dare to affirm that God has no method of calling whereby even Esau might have applied his mind and yoked his will to the faith in which Jacob was justified? But if the obstinacy of the will can be such that the mind’s aversion from all modes of calling becomes hardened, the question is whether that very hardening does not come from some divine penalty, as if God abandons a man by not calling him in the way in which he might be moved to faith. Who would dare to affirm that the Omnipotent lacked a method of persuading even Esau to believe?”

    So scripture says, “I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall please Me” (Exod. 33:19)

  • Michael Paterson-Seymour: “But if the obstinacy of the will can be such that the mind’s aversion from all modes of calling becomes hardened, the question is whether that very hardening does not come from some divine penalty, as if God abandons a man by not calling him in the way in which he might be moved to faith.”
    God has given man free will.
    “”So scripture says, “I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall please Me””
    God will have mercy on those who deserve mercy, but not on those who reject His mercy.

  • That’s explains why they still take $200 from women who have a change of mind and opt out of the abortion.

    The whole organisation stinks from top to bottom. Isn’t Kirk Richards married to Cecile the CEO of PP? Well, that’s a farce, considering the pay and state of the working conditions at PP.

    I pray more staff leave.

  • Thank you Michael P-S

  • Ez
    Cecile Richards is married to Kirk Adams, a labor organizer and fellow big-time Dem.

  • Mary de Voe

    St Augustine also says, “the effectiveness of God’s mercy cannot be in the power of man to frustrate, if he will have none of it. If God wills to have mercy on men, He can call them in a way that is suited to them, so that they will be moved to understand and to follow” and, again, “because God has mercy on no man in vain. He calls the man on whom he has mercy in the way He knows will suit him, so that he will not refuse the call” and “For they hear these things and do them to whom it is given; but they do them not, whether they hear or do not hear, to whom it is not given. Because, “To you,” said He, “it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” [Matt. xiii. 11”

    He also says, “the human will does not attain grace by freedom, but rather attains freedom by grace, and a delightful constancy, and an insuperable fortitude that it may persevere.”

  • Most of the Murder Inc franchises out there are “Not For Profit” entities, and as such are required to provide their tax return to anyone who asks for it (form 990). The return has a wealth (pardon the pun) of information on it. You can see exactly how much the head ghouls make from murdering babies for example. It would be easy to then see how much they make per murdered baby, thus debunking their argument that they do this out of some sense of moral outrage, that they are in fact marketing baby murders because of the high profit margin.

  • Michael Paterson-Seymour.

    Exd. 33:19 and your hardness of the heart theory hit home.

    In St. John 15:17
    I wonder if the passage where we’re told that we did not choose Him in as much as He had chosen us and if so, there could be souls that He hasn’t chosen.(?)

    Knowing who is or isn’t is not important, but that we strive by prayer fasting and kind admonishment is our duty.

  • Philip wrote, “I wonder if the passage where we’re told that we did not choose Him in as much as He had chosen us and if so, there could be souls that He hasn’t chosen.(?)”

    Scripture suggest so. “He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. (Isa. vi. 10 & John xii. 37 ff.) and “To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.” (Matt. xiii. 11) So, St Augustine says, “If, therefore, you confess that to persevere to the end in good is God’s gift, I think that equally with me you are ignorant why one man should receive this gift and another should not receive it; and in this case we are both unable to penetrate the unsearchable judgments of God.”

    Père Garrigou-Lagrange says “Hence it is said psalm 134:6: in “Whatsoever the Lord pleased He hath done, in heaven, in earth.” And the Council of Toucy (PL, CXXVI, 123) adds: “For nothing is done in heaven or on earth, except what God either graciously does Himself or permits to be done, in His justice.” That is to say, no good, here and now, in this man rather than in another, comes about unless God Himself graciously wills and accomplishes it, and no evil, here and now, in this man rather than another, comes about unless God Himself justly permits it to be done. Nevertheless, God does not command the impossible, and grants even to those who do not actually observe His commandments the power of observing them.
    But those who observe His commandments are better than others and would not keep them in fact, had not God from eternity efficaciously decreed that they should observe these precepts. Thus, these good servants of God are more beloved and assisted by Him than others, although God does not command the impossible of the others.” Thus, St Thomas says, “Since the love of God is the cause of the goodness of things, no one would be better than another if God did not will a greater good to one than to another.” (ST Ia, q. 20, a. 3)

    We should remember that St Augustine also says, “Who are the elect? You, if you wish it,” for the desire itself is the result of God’s effectual calling.

  • Thanks Mike. I thought he took her name 😉

  • MPS-

    Thank you for your insights.
    Our saintly brothers in Christ, Thomas and Augustine, have helped me appreciate even more the truth that God cannot be outdone in generosity.
    That God is encouraging us, helping us constantly to do good. The use of our free will is a blessing or a curse.
    May the belief of Jesus crucified and risen from the dead to restore what was lost, be accepted and propagated in this era and the ones to follow.

  • I watched the video, thanks Obama for my taxes going to this great organization…. sarc/

  • Philip, Michael Paterson-Seymour, and all:
    “God will have mercy on those who deserve mercy, but not on those who reject His mercy.”
    Those who have not rejected mercy but are not graced with mercy are living in the dark night of the soul. Hope

Abby Johnson and the Still Small Voice of God

Friday, April 15, AD 2011

As faithful readers of this blog know, I am an attorney, for my sins no doubt.  It supplies me with bread and butter for my family and myself as well as an opportunity to observe the frailty, follies, crimes and, occasionally, the nobility, of the sons of Adam and the daughters of Eve.  However, that is just my day job.  For over a decade now I have also been chairman of the board of directors of the Caring Pregnancy Center located in Pontiac, Illinois in Livingston County, the county in which I live.  There, dedicated pro-life volunteers, almost all of them evangelical women, labor ceaselessly to help women in crisis  pregnancies.  In the movie the Agony and the Ecstasy Pope Julius II is depicted as saying that when he comes before God he will throw into the balance the ceiling painting of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel against the weight of his sins and he hoped it would shorten his time in purgatory.  If such an opportunity exists for me, it will be due to my association with the Caring Pregnancy Center and their truly awe-inspiring and selfless female volunteers.

On April 14th, we held our 25th anniversary banquet which was a grand affair, with our supporters and well-wishers turning out in en masse.  I opened with a few introductory remarks where I talked about the Center and its 25 years of service to the women of Livingston County and their babies.  I also asked why we did this.  First and foremost to protect innocent human life, and, second, because we remember with Thomas Jefferson, “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”  It will come as a vast shock, no doubt, to faithful readers of this blog that I somehow worked into my remarks the surrender of Fort Sumter 150 years before on April 14, 1861 and Mr. Lincoln’s remarks in his Second Inaugural Address that the terrible war the nation had been through was God’s punishment on both the North and the South for the sin of slavery.  I ended by stating that it was still possible for America to turn around and repent for the great sin of abortion and that the great words of the prophet Isaiah, as always, give us hope:  “Though your sins be as scarlet, they will be made white as snow.”

Abby Johnson was our speaker, and she gave the most effective pro-life speech I have ever heard and I have heard many over the decades.

She was funny and moving at the same time.  Her delivery was as natural as if she was talking to a next door neighbor, but every word she said was riveting.

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Planned Parenthood Director Resigns After Viewing Ultrasound Abortion

Monday, November 2, AD 2009

Just received breaking news from Katerina Ivanovna, M.J. Andrew, and an email from Coalition for Life concerning a major defection from Planned Parenthood to the Culture of Life movement.

Abby Johnson worked at Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Bryan, Texas for eight years, the last two as its director.  After viewing an ultrasound of an abortion she had a spiritual conversion.  Last month she submitted her resignation to the abortion mill and like clockwork Planned Parenthood has placed a restraining order on her and the local chapter of Coalition for Life, where she had been spending more and more time at.

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  • People who blindly love PP never realize (or if they even do acknowledge it — even if silently, they play the blind fool) the kind of malicious activities it is actually involved with.

    The murdering of innocent children rarely even enters their minds, and should it invade their thoughts; they avail themselves such euphemisms in order to tidy up the dirt in their consciences (e.g., the “Pro-Choice” stance on behalf of women everywhere).

    That’s what happens when all you have is PP for brains.

  • I’ve heard that one of them even refers to the innocent unborn children as an “un-dividual”.

  • Interesting how PP seeks to market abortion. They are all about driving up their market share of the blood money produced by the abortion industry.

  • Of course —

    Think about it: their commission is based on how many children they murder.

    Besides, imagine the good they’re doing not only for women everywhere, but also for the whole of humanity?

    Overpopulation would undoubtedly result if we allowed these repulsive things (otherwise infamously known as “children”) to exist in the first place!

  • So much for “pro-choice.” They don’t want mothers to choose life, it cuts into their market share.

    Thank God Abby Johnson has seen the light. She will be a powerful witness.

    BTW, Obama admin: what Abby Johnson now is doing is really “speaking truth to power.” Power doesn’t like it too much.

  • Where has the intellect of this woman been for all her years? While this is good to hear it is pathetic, to put it mildly.

    I am glad, however, for her change of heart and wish her peace as she comes to terms with her previous life.

  • Karl, well, look at all the abortions Bernard Nathanson performed before he came to his senses. The man aborted his own child, God help us, and yet he woke up, made “The Silent Scream” and eventually was received into the Church.

    I always thought that if he could repent and change his life there is hope for the worst among us.

  • Not to mention “Jane Roe” herself, Norma McCorvey, another famous convert to the pro-life cause and the Catholic faith as well. Another example of “if they can be converted anyone can.”

  • Karl, the exact same thing could be said about St. Paul (substituting “man” for “woman” of course).

  • Is my impression false that the first thing that “liberal” organizations [Planned Unparenthood, ACORN, ACLU] do when confronted about their activities is to reach for a lawsuit?

    No honest discussion, no back and forth – just sue. It puts me in mind of Our Lord’s strictures on lawyers.

  • Well, after reviewing the TRO and related pleadings, apparently PP is pissed of that Ms. Johnson allegedly copied several files (employment, I am assuming) and allegedly shared info w/ Coalition on who works at the facility. Her employment contract did have confidentiality provisions. I hope she did not do anything she will regret.

  • Technically, Texas A&M is located in College Station, Tx. Bryan is about 7 miles away.

  • Actually, the two cities border each other. The distance between downtown districts may be 7 miles.

  • When talking megalopolises like College Station and Bryan, I don’t count their ‘burbs.

  • Spent 6 years out there… ‘burbs are nonexistent. 🙂

  • A special thanks to Abby Johnson, the ex-director of the Bryan Texas Planned Parenthood office on 29th Street:

    Abby Johnson now encourages thinking and loving individuals to place a special value on others who are (also humans made in the image of God) and in the same stage of development that “They were”!

    The thoughts that dance in the mind of humans, is conceived in their heart and hinges on the pivotal question that ushers in the undeserved “Death penalty” for the unborn; or the joyous excitement, anticipating the soon coming birth of a child.

    The question that answers the complex motive for a person’s actions after conception is “Is the pregnancy and baby wanted or rejected by one or both parents (or families) of the child”?!!!

    And if most women-with-child was loved by the child’s father,
    she would smile and happily say “No abortion” why bother.

    Ask God and the person you mated with to forgive you,
    forgive yourself and live the abundant life.

    Sincerely ProBaby,

    Arthur Trafford